that is basically a pinch. I did 1/4 tsp of cayenne during my Master-Cleanse of 36 days. But I realize now that a different brand that I use now is too hot to consume that much. It all depends on your heat units and sometimes even those don't always seem right on the label. You are going to have to test it yourself. I stir my lemon drink or shake it a lot to keep the cayenne from settling.